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Many people trace their roots back through several generations to Ipswich, one of the earliest towns in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. I expected to see the families of Moses Cox and Humphrey Wise here. They are related to others here, like the Perkins family. Like Like. Thank you, Gordon! Any help is appreciated.
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In Ipswich, four children were born to them: Sarah born , William born , Isaac born and Rachell born Prom Ipswich they removed to Connecticut, where, on 15 Nov. Here he died in This is a fantastic resource. Many many thanks. I found a number of families that my ancestors married into on your list.
However, I did notice one family missing from your list that I hope you will add — descendants of John Parish. I am one of their direct descendants. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Ephraim Wildes, son of Sarah, deposed that the marshal of Salem came to Topsfield with the warrants for the arrest of his mother and William Hobbs and his wife. The marshal served that on Sarah Wildes, and young Wildes arrested Hobbs and his wife. When the examination came to an end and the judges then ordered Wildes to be taken back to the jail, the afflicted girls all cried out that they saw her spirit on the beam and then fell into convulsions. Sarah Wildes was indicted on one charge of witchcraft against Mercy Lewis and was brought back to the Salem jail.
Deliverance Hobbs was examined the same day, during which she confessed to being a witch and also accused Sarah Wildes and others of afflicting her, according to court records:. On May 13, Sarah Wildes was transferred to the Boston jail.
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She was later transferred once again to the Ipswich jail and was then sent back to the Salem jail on June 18, where she remained until her trial began on June Ann Putnam Jr testified that a specter who said that her name was Wildes and that she was from Topsfield had been afflicting her since March and that she afflicted her again on the day of her examination by pinching, pricking and choking her. Mary Walcott also testified that a specter who told her her name was Wildes and that she lived in Topsfield began afflicting her in the beginning of April by pinching and pricking her and that she afflicted her again on the day of her examination by striking and choking her as well as Mercy Lewis, Abigail Williams and Ann Putnam Jr.
Marilynne K. Much of this testimony consisted of stories from over a decade before when the witnesses believed Wildes had afflicted them or their livestock in some way. Later that the day the brothers explained that while they were loading their cart with hay their oxen suddenly refused to move. One of the brothers said he then saw a mysterious creature hiding behind a tree and felt frozen to the spot but the oxen suddenly became spooked and ran down the steep hill dragging one of them with it and overturning the cart in the process.
Symonds stated that during the argument Wildes gave her a look that caused her to tremble and later that evening she was visited by a spectral cat who laid on her all night and prohibited her from speaking or moving. Symonds also testified that she was afflicted again the following day when she saw Wildes at the meetinghouse and experienced a sudden pain in her back that was so severe she fell off her seat and had to be carried out of the meetinghouse and continued to suffer from those pains ever since.
Another witness, John Goulds, testified that 15 or 16 years ago his sister, Mary Reddington, told him that Sarah Wildes specter had attacked her while she was riding her horse and ended up pulling her off of the horse backwards into a creek and holding her down until her brother and Sergeant Edmond Townes helped her up. Another man, Humphrey Clark, testified that the previous year he had been sound asleep in his bed when he felt the bed suddenly shake and awoke to find Sarah Wildes standing at the foot of his bed before she suddenly jumped to the other corner of the house and then disappeared.
Reddington said he wife would eventually stop on her own and that he personally had nothing against Sarah. Ephraim also testified that the day the arrest warrant was issued for William Hobbs and Deliverance Hobbs, he was the one who arrested the couple which he believed angered them and prompted Deliverance to testify against his mother, according to court records:. Ephraim went on to defend his mother against the accusations by describing her as a good Christian:.
After all the testimony was heard during the week-long trial, the jury found Sarah Wildes guilty of witchcraft and she was sentenced to death. The bodies were cut down after the executions and temporarily placed in a nearby rocky crevice but it is not known what happened to them after that.
As for Phoebe Wildes, there is no record of her case going to trial. On October 17, , the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill restoring some of the names of the Salem Witch Trials victims , including Sarah Wildes. On December 17, , the Massachusetts legislature awarded Ephraim Wildes 14 pounds in restitution.
In December of , Ephraim Wildes signed a letter, along with 33 other victims and relatives, asking that Stephen Sewall acquire a copy of the act and collect their restitution on their behalf since traveling to Boston would be very difficult for them. Memorial plaque located on Masonic Temple. Sources: Robinson, Enders A. The Devil Discovered: Salem Witchcraft Hippocrene Books, Nevins, Winfield S. Witchcraft in Salem Village in The Salem Press Company, Rosenthal, Bernard.
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